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Back Items For The Auction of July 10, 2007  
 
  Lot Number Item Description Est. Price Range Sold For Price
 
See a Picture of this Item 101 Joe Wood Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame Induction trophies and auto. baseball. Group of three items presented to Joe Wood as one of the inaugural inductees into the Red Sox Hall of Fame. Includes Tiffany & Co. cut crystal presentational trophy engraved to Joe Wood from the Red Sox as a HOF inductee (12" tall with small chip to the top right arm); Baseball shaped cast metal trophy with inscribed brass placard denoting his 1995 induction into the Red Sox HOF; and a baseball signed on the induction date by Red Sox notables incl. Pesky, D.DiMaggio, Linda Ruth Tosetti (Babe Ruth's daughter), and B.Doerr. Significant presentational items from a Red Sox legend. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication (autographs) and letter of provenance from the Wood ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 102 Legendary pitchers photograph c.1939. Original 8"x9" black and white photograph picturing Joe Wood, Cy Young, Lefty Grove, and Walter Johnson posing in the dugout at an Old Timers Day game. Stamped "United Press International" on the reverse. Includes letter of provenance from the Wood family: EX-MT ($300.00-$400.00) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 103 HOF'er/Old Timers auto. baseball c.1960s. Off white Cronin AL ball signed by (25) players incl. J.DiMaggio, J.Wood, J.Foxx, L.Grove, G.Sisler, B.Feller, D.Dean, P.Dean, and D.DiMaggio. Sigs range from 4-8 out of 10 with the majority grading 5-7. Unique combination baseball from the personal collection of Smoky Joe Wood. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range VG-EX/MT ($750.00-$1,000.00) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 104 Joe Wood's Yale University honorary degree with related items. Original degree as presented to Joe Wood in 1985. Also included are several related items including a Bart Giamatti letter signed to Wood while Giamatti was serving as President of Yale; Original blue and white satin commencement sash; Original 8"x10" black and white photo of Joe Wood receiving the degree and sash from Giamatti and Univ. Secretary (both signed the photo); and several related documents and letters pertaining to the presentation. Includes letter of provenance from the Wood family: EX ($500.00-$750.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 105 Lot of (4) Yale University baseball team photographs with Smoky Joe Wood c.1920-30s. Quartet of original framed team photographs taken during Wood's tenure as the baseball coach at Yale. Includes (3) 9"x14" images and (1) 15"x20" photo, all of which picture Wood. The larger Yale image has several areas which have adhered to the glass. Includes letter of provenance from the Wood family: Range GD-EX/MT ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 106 Lot of (5) baseball related award charms as presented to Joe Wood. Includes 14K gold Yale baseball shaped charm with enameled "Y" and "Joe Wood Coach"; 1925 14K gold Yale baseball shaped charm with enameled "Y" and "Joe Wood coach"; 1923 sterling silver Yale baseball shaped charm with "Yale Freshman Championship" and "Joe Wood Coach"; Gold baseball shaped charm with "N.E.W. Co. Champions 1918" on the front; and Wacita Univ. silver baseball shaped charm with enameled "Y W" on the front in red and blue. Includes letter of provenance from the Wood family: Range VG/EX-NM ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 107 Lot of (3) pieces of vintage baseball equipment used by Joe Wood c.1920-30s. Group of three pieces of vintage equipment used by Smoky Joe Wood as the Yale baseball coach c.1920-30s. Includes Rawlings catcher's mitt retaining its original buckle back with Rawlings label. Interior shows heavy use with "WOOD" printed in period ink at the top. The glove was used to warm up Yale pitchers in practices and during the games: VG-EX; Catcher's mask with round spitter style front. Missing a portion of its interior leather padding: GD-VG; and a Spalding "Hickory Fungo" baseball bat used by Joe Wood during Yale baseball practices. Bat shows evident use incl. barrel wear and a small repaired handle crack: VG-EX. Given the scarcity of Joe Wood Major League game used items, the offered grouping represents a unique opportunity to acquire period game equipment from a legendary player in both Red Sox and MLB history. Includes letter of provenance from the Wood family ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 108 Lot of (3) pairs of Joe Wood game worn baseball cleats c.1920-30s. Includes Spalding black leather cleats (missing laces): VG-EX; Spalding black leather cleats with "WOOD" written in vintage black ink on the interior of one shoe tongue (missing laces): GD-VG; and black leather cleats with "Wood" written in period black ink on the interior of one shoe tongue: VG-EX. The offered cleats were likely worn by Joe Wood as a member of the 1920s Cleveland Indians and/or as coach of the Yale baseball team c.1920-30s. Includes letter of provenance from the Wood family.á ($500.00-$750.00) $175.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 109 1921 Arts & Crafts style trophy presented to Joe Wood. Bronze two handled trophy with sterling silver overlay is inscribed on the front, "Presented To Joe Wood by the Elyria Chamber of Commerce July 22, 1921". Diminutive 4" tall trophy is stamped on the bottom with the manufacturer's mark and "sterling on bronze". Includes letter of provenance from the Wood family: EX ($400.00-$500.00) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 109a Lot of (3) vintage uniform pieces from Smoky Joe Wood. Includes (2) pairs of grey flannel pants each retaining their original Spalding labels. The lot also includes a period wool undershirt with "Wood" written in black marker on the back of the collar. Retains its Spalding label inside the collar. Includes letter of provenance from the Wood family: Range GD-VG/EX ($750.00-$1,000.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 110 Lot of (3) early photographs with relation to Joe Wood. Rare and possibly unique group of three original mounted images chronicling the early portion of Joe Wood's career. Includes Ouray, CO baseball team cabinet photograph c.1902. A very young Joe Wood is pictured standing in back of nine uniformed players as the team mascot and bat boy. 5"x8" framed: EX; Ness City, KS baseball team photograph with Joe Wood c.1906. Early team photo picturing Wood in full uniform with his first team seated in the front. 5"x7" framed, with some age fading: VG-EX; and 5"x7" mounted photo picturing Joe Wood in Bost. Red Sox sweater with several other gentleman after a rabbit hunt in Ness City, KS: EX ($750.00-$1,000.00) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 111 Lot of (2) original photographs with relation to Joe Wood by Richard Sears c.1912. Pair of striking original candid images picturing Joe Wood holding his sister, and Wood's mother with his sister seated in the stands at Fenway Park. Photo sizes are 3"x4" and 4" square respectively, each retaining their original mount signed and dated 1912 by noted photographer Richard Sears. Includes letter of provenance from the Wood family: EX-MT ($400.00-$600.00) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 112 Diamond solitaire ring as worn by Joe Wood. Antique silver ring with etched dTcor on the side panels features a stunning 1.7 carat round cut solitaire diamond. The diamond displays beautifully in its original setting. Size 9.5. Includes letter of provenance from the Wood family: EX-MT ($4,000.00-$6,000.00) $2,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 113 Joe Wood presentational pocket watch c.1910. E.Howard Watch Co. gold pocket watch presented to Smoky Joe Wood by his mother on October 25, 1910. Exterior casing opens on both sides with "W" monogram on the front. One of the interior panels reveals an inscription, "Joe Wood From Mother 10-25-10" along with "E.Howard Watch Co. Boston" in raised lettering around the perimeter. The watch itself is of the highest quality for the period and remains in running order. Includes letter of provenance from the Wood family: EX-MT ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $1,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 114 Joe Wood presentational pocket watch c.1912. 14K gold pocket watch by Dubois W.C. Co. as presented to Smoky Joe Wood in honor of his phenomenal performance in the 1912 World Series. The back of the casing is engraved with Wood's initials "JW". The interior back plate is beautifully inscribed, "Presented to Joe Wood by his friend A.E. Smith In appreciation of his Splendid Pitching which brought the World's Championship to Boston 1912". Smith was a very prominent businessman in the Boston area. The facing of the watch dial has some age fissures to the surface and a small area of chipping to the bottom right corner. Exterior gold casing has some general light age/usage wear including a small indentation to one side. Smoky Joe Wood's performance in the 1912 World Series remains today one of the most revered pitching displays in Major League history. Wood followed up his 1912 regular season record of 34-5 with three victories in the World Series leading Boston to the title. Includes letter of provenance from the Wood family and a vintage leather casing in which Wood preserved the watch: EX ($5,000.00-$7,500.00) $5,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 115 Lot of (5) vintage baseball related scrapbooks from the collection of Joe Wood. Varied grouping of period scrapbooks each consisting of numerous vintage baseball articles, photos, and ephemera relating to Joe Wood's semi pro and professional career. Several albums have laminated pages. Includes letter of provenance from the Wood family: Range VG-EX ($500.00-$750.00) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 116 Joe Wood Boston Red Sox undershirt c.1910. Red wool undershirt worn by Smoky Joe Wood as a member of the Boston Red Sox. Interestingly fashioned with the right arm and sections under the buttons cut out, likely to accommodate Wood's pitching preferences. Original Geo. Rockrode & Co. labeling remains in the collar and "Wood" stitched in period cream colored thread is visible on the back of the collar. The garment itself is fairly clean with vibrant original color. Interesting vintage uniform piece with unique tailoring for Wood's pitching characteristics. Includes letter of provenance from the Wood family: VG-EX ($500.00-$750.00) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 117 Fine Smoky Joe Wood imperial cabinet photograph by Carl Horner, Boston c.1909-10. Beautiful original mounted image of Joe Wood in tie down Boston Red Sox jersey posed in a studio setting. Image size measures 9"x14" on its original 13"x19" mount. The photo itself has a few age spots mostly visible in the background area near the top. The original mount has some small creases around the perimeter from the finish nails used in the framing (remains in its original frame). Hand signed in period ink by famed Boston photographer Carl Horner at bottom right with Horner studios stampings on the mount. The offered image occupied a place of immense prominence in the Wood household for nearly 90 years until its current offering, and ranks as one of the more impressive original Horner images that we have offered. Includes letter of provenance from the Wood family: EX ($5,000.00-$7,500.00) $7,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 118 July 4, 1941 Lou Gehrig Memorial Day ticket stub. Vintage stub issued for the Gehrig Memorial game played in his honor at Yankee Stadium in 1941. Top left corner has a chip which does not affect the image of Gehrig: VG ($400.00-$500.00) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 119 Vintage baseball autograph album c.1930s. Diminutive 2 1/2"x4" address book (missing front cover) containing (141) ink signatures from various American League players. Sigs include Ruth, Gehrig, Foxx (alone on a page), W.Johnson, Faber, Simmons, Berg, Dickey, Gomez, Goslin, and Rice. Lazzeri, Cochrane, Grove, and Ruffing are facs. stamped. Autographs range from 6 to 10 out of 10 with a mixture of front-only signed pages and front/back signed pages. The Ruth and Gehrig signatures are on opposite sides of the same page, but could be separated if so desired as they are close in position but do not overlap. Offered for the first time publicly. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range EX-NM ($4,500.00-$6,500.00) $5,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 120 Babe Ruth auto. photograph by George Burke c.1931. Handsome 7"x10" matted and framed original sepia tone image of Ruth posed in Yankees uniform. Matte finish image is signed at the right side to Yankees teammate, "To My Pal Danny MacFayden From Babe Ruth Sept. 2, 1931". "Sal Berman" is written in vintage black ink just under MacFayden's name as a secondary personalization by another hand. Signature remains very clear rating 7/8 out of 10 contrasting well with the background created by Ruth's uniform. The photo itself has a small non-descript tear at the bottom right corner area and is stamped by photographer Burke on the reverse. Babe Ruth signed Burke images of quality are highly sought after and rarely enter the marketplace. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Photo: EX, Signature: EX/MT ($5,000.00-$7,500.00) $3,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 121 Fine Babe Ruth single signed baseball c.1930s. Lightly toned Wilson "Official League" baseball with red and blue stitching signed by Ruth on the sweet spot in black fountain pen. The signature presents very boldly rating 8/9 out of 10. The ball itself has some fading to the mfg. stampings and general light surface wear. Superb signature exemplar with excellent display qualities. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Ball: EX, Signature: NM ($10,000.00-$15,000.00) $21,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 122 Superb Lou Gehrig single signed baseball. Lt. cream color Harridge AL ball (blue stampings) dating to the mid to late 1930s era signed on the sweet spot by Lou Gehrig in black fountain pen. The signature remains in outstanding general condition presenting as an 8 out of 10. The ball itself remains very clean with some minor surface toning and fairly bold mfg. stampings. The scarcity of quality Lou Gehrig single signed baseballs is well documented, with the offered exemplar being one of less then ten that we have handled in over 15 years. Furthermore, with respect to condition, signature display, and sweet spot positioning, the offered example is the finest we have offered at auction. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Ball: EX-MT, Signature: NM ($25,000.00-$35,000.00) $44,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 123 Pride of the Yankees auto. baseball with Babe Ruth. Lt. toned Frick NL ball signed by (19) members of the cast from "The Pride of the Yankees" motion picture. Includes several former baseball players such as Lefty O'Doul, Babe Herman, and Babe Ruth. The Ruth signature rates 7 out of 10 with a scuff across the "R" in Ruth. The other signatures range from 4-8 out of 10. Uncommon theme ball from one of the more popular baseball related motion pictures. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: EX ($3,500.00-$4,500.00) $2,500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 124 Babe Ruth auto. photograph from "The Pride of the Yankees" c.1942. Black and white 5"x7" image picturing Babe Ruth standing with Bill Dickey, Vernon Richard, and Joe Gordon. The photo is signed at the right side on Ruth's image, "To Jack From Babe Ruth". The signature rates 7/8 out of 10. Photo remains in its original matting and frame with the mount inscribed "To Jack" from Dickey, Richard, and Gordon. The Dickey signature is secretarial signed. Titled at the bottom right of the mount with "The Pride of the Yankees" and Sam Goldwyn Co. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: EX-MT ($2,500.00-$3,500.00) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 125 Gene Autry auto. photograph. Vintage black and white 8"x10" photo picturing Autry seated with his horse is signed at the top right, "To Joe Cronin A swell guy I'm happy to call my friend. Best Wishes Gene Autry". The photo itself has a vertical line crease. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Photo: VG-EX, Signature: EX/MT-NM ($200.00-$300.00) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 126 Babe Ruth, Mickey Mantle, and Joe DiMaggio auto. baseball. Lt. toned B.Johnson AL ball c.1920s signed by Babe Ruth across the sweet spot, Mickey Mantle on a side panel, and Joe DiMaggio on an adjacent panel. Ruth signature is very faded rating 1 out of 10. Mantle signature appears to have been signed in the 1970s era rating 8 out of 10. DiMaggio resides on a side panel in black ink rating 8 out of 10. Very rare combination baseball with three of the greatest players in Yankees history. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Mantle/DiMaggio: EX-MT, Ruth: PR ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $2,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 127 Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron auto. baseball bat c.1933. Louisville Slugger Babe Ruth model 40BR bat measuring 34" long has been signed by Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron. Ruth signed the barrel of the bat in black fountain pen rating 5/6 out of 10. Aaron signed the handle area at a later time period in black ink rating 8 out of 10. The bat itself exhibits period use incl. ball marks and a repaired handle fissure. Ruth signed bats are fairly uncommon with the offered example possessing the added desirability of also displaying a signature from home run champion Hank Aaron. Offered for the first time at auction by the family of the original recipient. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication and letter of provenance from the family: Bat: VG-EX, Signatures: Range VG/EX-EX/MT ($5,000.00-$7,500.00) $4,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 128 Babe Ruth single signed softball c.1930s. Toned leather softball with interior figure eight style stitching is signed by Babe Ruth across the sweet spot in black fountain pen. Signature ranges from 4-8 out of 10 with some fading to the "B" in Babe. The ball itself exhibits moderate use with some typical surface wear inclusive of a few abrasions. Uncommon Ruth signed item. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: VG-EX ($4,000.00-$6,000.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 129 Babe Ruth auto. Univ. of Wisconsin display piece. Matted and framed display piece includes a Wisconsin Badgers mascot die cut display piece (8" long) signed by Babe Ruth. Blue fountain pen signature rates 7 out of 10. The display also includes a 1929 Wisconsin vs. Notre Dame football game ticket stub. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: EX-MT ($2,000.00-$2,500.00) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 130 1939 World Series pennant. Rare vintage blue felt pennant with a baseball shaped logo at the left side with "1939 World Series" lettered in white. Reds and Yankees team names are printed to the right side. Very clean condition overall retaining its original color and tassels: EX-MT ($750.00-$1,250.00) $800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 131 1932 World Series Game #3 ticket stub from Babe Ruth's "Called Shot" home run and related program. Full ticket stub issued for Game #3 of the 1932 World Series played at Wrigley Field in Chicago in which Babe Ruth hit his famed "Called Shot" home run. The stub has some line creasing with an edge abrasion on the reverse at the far left side: VG. The lot also includes a 1932 World Series program issued for a game played at Wrigley Field (either Game #'s 3 or 4) remaining unscored with some very light cover wear: EX-EX/MT ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $1,700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 132 Lot of (3) World Series ticket stubs to include: 1938 World Series Game #4 at New York, 1939 World Series Game #1 at New York, and 1939 World Series Game #2 at New York: EX ($500.00-$750.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 133 1940 World Series program. Issued for a game played at Detroit. Scored in pencil with some light, general cover wear incl. a tiny pinhole at the top: VG-EX ($250.00-$350.00) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 134 1948 World Series program and ticket stub. Program was issued for a game played at Boston's Braves Field remaining unscored with general usage wear: VG-EX. Includes ticket stub for Game #2 at Boston with some light scrapbook residue on the reverse: VG-EX ($250.00-$350.00) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 134a Pair of rare uncut sheet of 1940 World Series Cleveland Indians "phantom" full tickets. Lot of two sheets of three unused full phantom tickets, each with seat assignments, as issued for Game #'s 3, 4, and 5 at Cleveland Stadium for the 1940 World Series. Tickets remain very clean with bright original color and sharp corners: NM ($500.00-$750.00) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 135 Lot of (2) 1956 World Series programs and ticket stub. Includes programs for games played at Yankee Stadium and Ebbets Field. The Ebbets program has a period ink inscription on the front cover. Both programs show general usage wear: Range VG-EX. Includes ticket stub issued for Game #3 at Yankee Stadium: VG-EX ($250.00-$350.00) $350.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 136 1961 World Series program auto. by several players incl. Mickey Mantle. Vintage 1961 World Series program issued for a game played at Yankee Stadium remaining unscored with light general wear. The front cover is signed by Mantle, Berra, Ford, Skowron (twice), and F.Robinson. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: EX-MT ($500.00-$750.00) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 137 Historically significant original line up cards from the inaugural 1933 All-Star Game. The Great Depression of the 1930s severely damaged American culture as it was known at the time, including the game of baseball, which experienced dwindling crowds and enormous financial challenges. In an effort to spur interest in the national pastime, the sports editor for the Chicago Tribune, Arch Ward, approached officials of the American and National Leagues. Ward's idea was pit the best of both leagues against each other in an All-Star game to be played in Chicago in conjunction with the "Century of Progress Exhibition". Set for Comiskey Park on July 6, 1933, before a huge crowd of 49,200, the game featured the finest players of the period including Gehrig, Gomez, Foxx, Klein, Simmons, Grove, Cronin, Terry, Frisch, and Babe Ruth. Appropriately, the American and National League teams were led by managers Connie Mack and John McGraw, respectively. The two grand old men of baseball had been battling each other on the field for nearly 30 years, dating back to their epic contests as managers of the Philadelphia Athletics and New York Giants. Serving as coaches under manager McGraw were Max Carey and Bill McKechnie, both of whom would eventually be elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame. The offered line up cards from the 1933 All-Star game were discovered within the personal collection of Bill McKechnie. Included are one each for the American and National League teams. Written in the hand of manager Connie Mack, the American League card lists player names including Ruth, Gehrig, Simmons, Cronin, and Grove. The card has been signed "Mack" at the bottom right hand corner by Connie Mack. The National League card was written in the hand of coach Bill McKechnie, listing the names of such players as Frisch, Klein, Hafey, Waner, Wilson, and Hartnett. The card remains unsigned. "Chicago Special Ground Rules" is printed on the reverse of both lineup cards. Appropriately, "Chicago" is printed at the top front of the NL card indicating the home team field (ironically, the stadium was home to the AL White Sox not the NL Cubs). The AL card has no city indication under the title line at the top. Both cards have some light age toning and the backs each have some slight adhesive residue from period scrapbook removal. The AL card has a vertical center line crease and the NL card has a few minor line creases. The front of the cards were originally written in pencil and enhanced, in the period, in black fountain pen by McKechnie himself. Amazingly, included with the lineup cards is a dated July 8, 1958 typewritten note sent to Bill McKechnie from the Sporting News. Signed by Lowell Reidenbaugh of the Editorial Department, the note thanks McKechnie for having loaned the lineup cards to the publication. The cards were featured on page #10 in the July 9, 1958 issue of "The Sporting News" celebrating the history of the All-Star game. An excerpt of the letter written by McKechnie to the Sporting News was printed under an image of the lineup cards, which reads in part, "I am enclosing the official batting orders for the game. Connie Mack made out the American League order and I filled out the National's. I don't believe I kept the substitutions throughout the game." To have primary source, first hand corroboration of such an historic item is exceedingly uncommon, with note to the added fact that the cards are also pictured in the Sporting News. Lineup cards of this magnitude are exceptionally rare for the obvious reason of original scarcity (only a few were issued per game) and the fact that they typically remained with the manager of the team. Together with the 1903 World Series, the 1933 All-Star game defines the word "inception" for Major League play. The countless magical moments that have occurred in the 70+ years since the 1933 game are engrained in the history of baseball and the country itself. The offered lineup cards are without question the most historically significant to have been offered publicly and are almost certainly the most significant of any cards extant today. Includes letter of provenance from James McKechnie (Grandson of Bill McKechnie), a July 9, 1958 issue of the Sporting News, and LOA from James Spence Authentication (Mack signature): VG-EX (Estimate Upon Request) $120,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 138 1956 NL All-Star team auto. baseball. Lt. clear coated and toned Giles NL ball signed by (25) members of the NL All-Star team. Players include Aaron, Mays, Banks, F.Robinson, Spahn, Mathews, Snider, and Musial. Sigs remain very strong ranging from 8-10 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $1,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 139 1955 NL All-Star team auto. baseball. Near white Giles NL ball signed by (16) members of the 1955 All-Star team incl. Mathews, Durocher, Hodges, Snider, and Musial. Sigs range from 8-10 out of 10. A notation on a side panel indicates the ball was signed at the game played at Milwaukee Stadium. Includes LOA's from James Spence Authentication and PSA/DNA: NM ($500.00-$750.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 140 1951 All-Star game pennant. Ornately decorated purple felt pennant issued for the game played at Detroit's Briggs Stadium in 1951. The pennant retains its original tassels and features player names for both NL and AL teams incl. Campanella, DiMaggio, Robinson, Musial, and Berra: EX-MT ($500.00-$750.00) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 141 1947 All-Star game full ticket. Uncommon full unused ticket as issued for the All-Star game played at Chicago's Wrigley Field in 1947. Very clean throughout with minimal wear: NM ($400.00-$500.00) $525.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 142 1941 All-Star game program. Notably clean example issued for the game played at Detroit's Briggs stadium: EX/MT-NM ($350.00-$450.00) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 143 1934 NL All Star team auto. baseball. Moderately toned Frick NL ball signed by (23) members of the National League All Star team in 1934. Players include Ott, Dean, Terry, Hartnett, Frisch, Medwick, Stengel, Hubbell, Cuyler, and McKechnie. Sigs range from 6-9 out of 20. 1930s era NL All Star team signed baseballs of quality are notably tough. Very fine exemplar. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Ball: EX, Signatures: Range EX-NM ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $2,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 144 1952 Johnny Rutherford Brooklyn Dodgers home uniform. Beautiful cream color flannel jersey retains its original "Dodgers" script blue team name across the front with red #15. Back retains its original blue #15. Rawlings tag with size "42" tag remains inside the collar and the tail front has "Rutherford 52-2" chain stitched in blue. The jersey exhibits evident use and wash wear remaining in outstanding original condition. Includes a pair of matching period Johnny Podres Spalding pants with "Podres 52" chain stitched onto an interior strip tag. The pants also have numerous player names written inside the waist band. Also includes a pair of matching Dodger blue socks. The uniform includes several supporting vintage items such as a Dodgers Spring Training 8"x10" team photo (pictures the offered jersey), 1954 issue of the Dodgers "Line Drives" newsletter, and a 1955 Dodgers typewritten letter as sent to the recipient of the jersey. Includes LOA's from MEARS Authentication (Graded A 9.5) and Hunt Auctions, Inc: EX-EX/MT ($3,000.00-$4,000.00) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 145 1948 "Jackie Robinson Baseball Game". Tabletop metal pinball style baseball game remains in its colorful original box, which pictures Jackie Robinson batting with a group of children surrounding his game. The lid remains very clean with brilliant original color showing some typical surface wear and is missing one side apron. Interior contains the metal playing field which shows light use and a few paper scorecards: EX ($400.00-$600.00) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 146 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers team auto. baseball. Toned and clear coated Giles NL ball signed by (23) members of the World Champion Dodgers incl. Robinson, Campanella, Reese, Snider, Furillo, and Shuba. The ball does have a number of clubhouse signatures. Sigs range from 5-8 out of 10. The ball itself has a few scrapes to the surface of several panels, most of which are cosmetic. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions, Inc: Ball: VG, Signatures: Range VG/EX-NM ($2,500.00-$3,500.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 147 Scarce 1952 Brooklyn Dodgers "World Champions" phantom pennant. Original purple felt pennant created in anticipation of a World Championship for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Player names incl. Robinson, Campanella, Hodges, and Snider are featured at the left on a white scroll. Color tinted image of the Brooklyn "Bum" is also pictured at the left edge with "The Bums" caption underneath. Although the Dodgers were NL champions in 1952, they once again fell to the Yankees in the World Series. Overall condition is very fine with two small period pinhole repairs and some very minor color fading to a few areas. First example that we have handled: EX ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 148 Fine Jackie Robinson auto. photograph. Striking 8"x10" matted and framed sepia tone image picturing Robinson standing in Dodgers uniform with two Asian gentleman. Signed across the front, "Best Wishes, Jackie Robinson" in blue fountain pen rating 10 out of 10. The image itself has a few typical light surface wrinkles and two small edge tears along the bottom margin, which have been reinforced from the back. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Photo: EX, Signature: NM-MT ($1,500.00-$2,500.00) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 149 1963 Los Angeles Dodgers team auto. baseball. Off white Giles NL ball signed by (26) members of the World Champion Dodgers incl. Koufax, Drysdale, Alston, Durocher, Wills, and Howard. Sigs range from 8-10 out of 10. Very fine example of a tough championship team baseball. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 150 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers team auto. baseball. Off white "Dodgers" souvenir baseball signed by (24) members of the World Champion Dodgers to include Robinson, Campanella, Snider, Koufax, Alston, Hodges, and Newcombe. Snider, Erskine, Amoros, Labine, Loes, and Roebuck are clubhouse signed. Sigs range from 7-9 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: EX-MT ($3,500.00-$4,500.00) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 151 Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale auto. photograph. Printed color publication image pictures the two Dodgers HOF pitchers posed on the mound. Signed in blue ink by both players alongside their respective images. 7 1/2"x10 1/2" matted and framed. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($500.00-$750.00) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 152 1964 L.A. Dodgers team auto. baseball bat. Lee Walls Louisville Slugger 125 professional model bat signed by (34) players in period marker. Players include Koufax, Alston, Gilliam, Durocher, Howard, Wills, and Podres. Sigs range from 5-8 out of 10. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Range VG-EX/MT ($500.00-$750.00) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 153 1963 Los Angeles Dodgers World Series banner. Souvenir linen banner with colorful graphics urging the Dodgers on to victory over the Yankees. Numerous comical cartoons include "Murder Maris!" and "Mangle Mickey!". 16"x24" with some light age toning: EX ($300.00-$400.00) $300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 154 Sandy Koufax and Don Drysdale auto. baseball. W.White NL ball signed by Koufax on the sweet spot and Drysdale on a side panel. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication and COA from the Score Board: NM ($500.00-$750.00) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 155 Rare 1955 World Series pennant. Oversized 14"x29" red felt pennant issued for the 1955 World Series played between the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Yankees. The pennant remains in outstanding nearly original condition exhibiting rich original color with bright lettering and graphics. Blue satin work fringe at the left edge remains intact. The pennant body itself has a few very minor fold lines mentioned for accuracy only. As one of the most desired of all World Series endorsed pennants, the offered specimen is the finest condition exemplar that we have seen offered at auction: NM ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $4,000.00
 
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See a Picture of this Item 157 Jackie Robinson single signed baseball. Lt. toned MacGregor "Official" baseball signed on a side panel in bold green ink, "Best Wishes Jackie Robinson". Signature rates 8/9 out of 10. The ball itself remains fairly clean overall with a few age toning spots around the sweet spot area. Tough and desirable single signed baseball from one of the more significant players in Major League history. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Ball: EX, Signature: NM ($4,000.00-$5,000.00) $3,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 158 Rare New York Giants professional model baseball hat c.1940-45. Royal blue hat retaining its original red and white "NY" lettering on the front. Size 7 3/8 is stamped into the interior leather headband along with Goldsmith mfg. stamp. Overall condition remains very fine with evident use on the interior headband. Scarce period hat from a five year style. Includes LOA from Hunt Auctions, Inc: EX ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $1,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 159 Mel Ott auto. baseball. Nearly pristine International League baseball signed on the sweet spot by Mel Ott in blue ink. Signature presents beautifully rating 9 to 9.5 out of 10. New York Giants teammate Hank DeBerry signed the ball on the adjacent side panel. The offered baseball was obtained in person (along with the Giants hat in Lot 159) by a team employee in the period and is being offered publicly for the first time. One of the finest condition grade Ott auto. baseballs that we have encountered. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: NM ($3,000.00-$4,000.00) $3,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 160 Lot of (4) commemorative black bats from the Carl Hubbell collection. Four Louisville Slugger 125 model commemorative black bats as presented to Carl Hubbell by Hillerich & Bradsby Co. Includes 1972 Cin. Reds NL Champions, 1973 NY Mets NL Champions, 1975 Cin. Reds World Champions, and 1976 Cin. Reds World Champions. Two of the bats retain their original H&B greeting cards. Includes letter of provenance from the Hubbell family: NM-MT ($500.00-$750.00) $750.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 161 Lot of (3) fine HOF'er/Old Timers auto. baseballs from the collection of Carl Hubbell to include: Near white Giles NL ball signed by (21) players incl. DiMaggio, Dean, Hubbell, Grove, Stengel, and Traynor. Sigs range from 8-10 out of 10: NM-MT; Near white Cronin AL ball signed by (18) players incl. Hubbell, Cronin, and Gomez. Sigs range from 9-10 out of 10: NM-MT; and near white Feeney NL ball signed by (25) players incl. Grove, Hubbell, Dean, Feller, Drysdale, and Mize. Sigs range from 8-10 out of 10: NM-MT. Very fine condition grouping includes LOA from James Spence Authentication and letter of provenance from the Hubbell family. ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 162 Carl Hubbell presentational ceramic figural baseball ashtray c.1940s. Large 11" long glazed ceramic figural ashtray has an applied baseball with "Giants 1928-43 W-253 L-154" gilt lettering. "CH" Old English monogram appears on the base, which is also signed by artist Ed McKim. Includes letter of provenance from the Hubbell family: NM ($300.00-$400.00) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 163 Carl Hubbell Hickok Golden Link award cufflinks. Fine quality 14K gold oversized award cufflinks were presented to Carl Hubbell on February 2, 1970. Each cufflink measures nearly 2" long with the Hickok athletic logo embossed on the front. Engraved "Golden Link Award Carl Hubbell" and "Golden Link Award February 2, 1970" on the front, respectively. Each piece is marked 14K on the reverse. Includes its original lidded Hickok casing and letter of provenance from the Hubbell family: EX-MT ($750.00-$1,000.00) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 164 Carl Hubbell Old Timers Day presentational tray. Ornate scalloped edge silverplated tray presented to Hubbell on July 14, 1962 at Old Timers Day ceremonies in New York. Full Polo Grounds game scene is engraved in the center with the Mets logo at the top. "Polo Grounds 1911-1962 Carl Hubbell" is engraved at the bottom. 17" long marked by Gorham silversmiths on the reverse. Includes letter of provenance from the Hubbell family: NM ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 165 Carl Hubbell 1972 All-Star game presentational ring. 10K gold ring presented to Hubbell as a member of the inaugural 1933 AL All-Star team. "All-Star 1933" is stamped on one side panel and the "Baseball" logo appears on the other panel. Interior ring band is marked "10K" along with Hubbell's initials "C.H.". The top of the ring has a single inset stone which is original to the ring. Includes letter of provenance from the Hubbell family: EX-MT ($1,000.00-$2,000.00) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 166 Carl Hubbell's Baseball Hall of Fame Induction ring. Significant ring presented to Carl Hubbell for his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Classic 10K gold ring features an inset silver baseball on a black field with "Baseball Hall of Fame" lettering surrounding. "Pitcher" appears on one side panel above a relief image of the Hall of Fame. The other panel features "Hubbell" with crossed bat and ball motif. Stamped "LGB 10K" on the interior ring band. Hubbell led the New York Giants to several pennants during the 1930s, compiling 253 career victories and over 1,600 strikeouts. He is probably best remembered for his incredible performance during the 1934 All-Star game in which he struck out Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin - in succession. Hall of Fame induction rings of this caliber rarely become available to the collecting public. The offered ring is one of the finest Hall of Fame Induction rings to be sold at auction and will be accompanied by a letter of provenance from the Hubbell family: ($10,000.00-$15,000.00) $32,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 167 Lot of (2) vintage Negro League related items to include: Pittsburgh Crawfords photographic display piece c.1930s. Cardboard 5"x6" composite display features various vignette images of the Crawfords players incl. Josh Gibson. Blank back piece appears to have been cut from a larger display: VG and Satchell Paige Kansas City Monarchs photograph c.1940s. 8"x10" identified in pencil on the reverse: VG-EX ($300.00-$400.00) $275.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 168 Satchel Paige Kansas City Monarchs pennant c.1940s. Rare endorsed pennant celebrating the fabled Monarchs pitcher Satchel Paige features a batter graphic at the left side. "Satchel Paige and the Kansas City Monarchs" is printed in grey lettering at the center. The top left corner has a small repair to a tear and the tip has a tiny nick; otherwise, the overall condition is quite good. Satchel Paige was the most celebrated player in the Negro Leagues with the offered pennant being the first of its type that we have encountered: EX ($1,500.00-$2,000.00) $1,200.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 169 Satchel Paige single signed baseball. Lightly toned Giles NL ball signed by Paige in black ink across the sweet spot. Signature rates 8/9 out of 10. The ball itself appears to have light to moderate game use. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Ball: EX, Signature: NM ($1,500.00-$2,000.00) $3,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 170 Negro League Old Timers auto. baseball with Satchel Paige. Lightly toned Wilson American Association ball signed by (12) former Negro League players incl. Paige, Hilton Smith, Buck O'Neil, Ted Page, Cool Papa, and Frank Evans. Sigs range from 7-9 out of 10 with Paige displaying nicely on the sweet spot. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: EX-MT ($750.00-$1,000.00) $1,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 171 Rare East vs. West Negro League All-Star game pennant c.1940s. Royal blue pennant with white player graphics and lettering was issued for a game played at Chicago's Comiskey Park: EX-MT ($500.00-$750.00) $475.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 172 Rare East vs. West Negro League All-Star game pennant c.1940s. Colorful green pennant with vibrant game scene graphics of a sliding play at the plate. Issued for the annual Negro League All-Star game as played at Chicago's Comiskey park: EX-MT ($750.00-$1,000.00) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 173 1951 Negro League All-Star game ticket stub. Original ticket stub issued for the annual East vs. West Negro League All-Star game played at Chicago's Comiskey Park: EX ($300.00-$400.00) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 174 Satchell Paige single signed baseball. Rawlings "Official League" ball signed on a side panel, "Best Wishes Satchell Paige" in blue ink. Signature rates 9 out of 10. The ball itself remains near white with some light age spotting to several panels and an area of surface "lines" on one panel, none of which affects the signature display. Includes LOA from James Spence Authentication: Ball: EX, Signature: NM ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $1,600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 175 Rare 1921 Kansas City Monarchs presentational belt buckle. Very early Negro League related item of significance has a central ornate field with crossed bats and ball dTcor. "K.C. Monarchs" raised lettering is present at the top of the center panel. Stamped on the back by the manufacturer, "Green, K.C. Gold Filled". The offered belt buckle dates to just the second year of operation for the Monarchs, who were among founding members of the Negro National League in 1920. The Monarchs entered the league with a roster consisting of a mixture of players taken from two former barnstorming teams, the All-Nations team and the 25th Infantry Wreckers (an elite Army team). This artifact represents one of the earliest organized Negro League related presentational items that we have encountered: EX ($3,000.00-$4,000.00) $3,100.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 176 Important 1904 Ohio-Wesleyan University Integrated Baseball Team Imperial Size Cabinet Photo with Charles Thomas and Branch Rickey. Stunning and historically significant original cabinet photo from 1904 measuring 10 1/2"x16 1/2" matted and framed depicting the 1904 Ohio-Wesleyan Base Ball Club. The image quality remains very strong with excellent contrast. There are two areas of heavy creasing at the bottom left and right regions that have been reinforced. The photo remains affixed to its original mount but has been trimmed to the edges of the image (image remains full size and intact). The Ohio-Wesleyan club of 1904 boasted a young and talented African American catcher named Charles Thomas, as well as a young 23-year old manager, Branch Rickey. As with many integrated teams of the era, the team endured bigotry and undue hardships due to the social climate of the period. The story of African American player Charles Thomas and his young manager Branch Rickey is one of incredible significance within the history of baseball. In one well-known incident, Branch Rickey's Ohio-Wesleyan team played in Kentucky to the overt protest of the Kentucky players. When Rickey's team began to take the field with Thomas headed for first base, the Kentucky squad uttered numerous unspeakable racial slurs. Rickey was so incensed that he charged the opposing bench, threatening to take his entire team and leave if Kentucky refused to play with Thomas on the field. Eventually, the Kentucky team restrained itself and played the game. While this incident was well remembered by Rickey, another such occurrence would shape his ideals and, eventually, inspire change of a previously unknown magnitude within the game itself. During a trip to South Bend to play Notre Dame, Branch Rickey was told by the clerk at the Oliver Hotel that the team was welcome except for Charlie Thomas. Rickey would not hear of it and insisted that Thomas be allowed to stay in Rickey's room as an unregistered guest. After threatening to take the entire team elsewhere, Rickey convinced the manager and sent for a cot. Recalling the events that immediately followed, Rickey described how "Tommy stood in the corner, tense and brooding and in silence. I asked him to sit in a chair and relax. Instead, he sat on the end of the cot, his huge shoulders hunched and his large hands clasped between his knees. I tried to talk to the captain, but I couldn't take my gaze from Tommy. Tears welled, ...spilled down his black face and splashed to the floor. Then his shoulders heaved convulsively and he rubbed one great hand over the other with all the power of his body, muttering, 'Black skin....black skin, if I could only make 'em white'. He kept rubbing and rubbing as though he would remove the blackness by sheer friction...." Rickey and Thomas remained good friends for life. In fact, some 15 years later, his friendship with Charles Thomas, who by then had become a successful dentist, was such that when Thomas was denied a grandstand seat in SportsmanÆs Park in St. Louis, where Rickey was currently President of the club, Rickey boycotted his own team. Refusing to attend the game, Rickey spent the afternoon with his longtime friend Charlie Thomas. In Referring to the episode in South Bend, Rickey later explained, "...whatever mark that incident left on the black boy...it was no more indelible than the impressions made on me..." Rickey would hold on to that conviction, eventually bringing Jackie Robinson to the Major Leagues in 1947. The amazing cabinet photograph offered here captures an essential moment in both the story of baseball and American social history. Additionally, the image was prominently featured within Ken Burns' acclaimed documentary "Baseball". This player Charles Thomas, the team, the events at Notre Dame, and RickeyÆs friendship and devotion to Mr. Thomas led, some 43 years later, to the integration of Major League Baseball and the legacy of Jackie Robinson, which continues to this day: EX (With note to crease reinforcement) ($8,000.00-$10,000.00) $16,000.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 177 Rare Oct. 3, 1897 Cleveland vs. Canton baseball scorecard with Cy Young. Foldout scorecard issued for a game played at Mahaffey Park in Canton Ohio featuring Cy Young as the pitcher for Cleveland. Printed lineups inside include Young, O'Connor, Wallace, Pickering, and Burkett. Scored neatly in colored pencil with Young circled as the pitcher. Program remains intact with two horizontal fold lines: VG ($750.00-$1,250.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 178 Rare National League Park (Baker Bowl) original cabinet photograph c.1902. Mounted 4"x5" image taken from the right side of home plate during a game played on Labor Day in 1902. Players and fans are clearly visible in the defunct Philadelphia stadium. Identified and dated on the reverse in period ink. Original National League Park images from this era are notably scarce: EX ($500.00-$750.00) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 179 1902 "Base Ball" by Seymour Church as presented to Willie Keeler. One of the finest baseball related volumes ever published containing various large format player and team engravings including several very fine color plates. Significantly, the interior cover page is inscribed, "To W.H. Keeler Compliments of Seymour P. Church, S.F. CA, Dec. 27/02". The leather bound textured covers remain very clean with impressed gilt titling. The covers have been re-attached to museum quality buckram covers. The interior flyleaf page is present but has torn loose from the spine. Published by Seymour R. Church 207 Sansome St., San Francisco: EX-MT (With note to re-attached covers) ($750.00-$1,000.00) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 180 Belt style lemon peel baseball c.1860s. Fine quality leather baseball with "H" formation belt style stitching measures 7" in circumference. Retains a fine original patina with rich brown color: EX ($500.00-$750.00) $550.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 181 Spalding crescent pad fielder's glove c.1890-1910. Adult size leather fielder's glove with full web and a crescent padded interior. The glove retains its original Spalding label on the backstrap with an area of wear to the interior hand padding: VG-EX ($750.00-$1,250.00) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 182 Baseball spider style catcher's mask with throat protector c.1900-10. High quality spider style catcher's mask retains its rare original throat ($400.00-$600.00) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 183 Baseball occupational shaving mug c.1890s. Handled porcelain mug has a finely detailed hand painted game scene around its front panel. "B.Collins" appears in gilt lettering above indicating the original owner. The mug remains in beautiful original condition with no cracks or repairs. Stamped on the bottom: EX-MT ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 184 Pair of Heubach German bisque porcelain baseball figurines c.1880s. Striking matched pair of 10" tall bisque porcelain baseball batsman and pitcher figurines. Uncommon light blue and pink uniform coloring remains vibrant and bold. Overall condition is superb with a small repair to a crack at the neck of the pitcher statue, which is visible under close inspection. Marked under the base of each statue with German hallmarks. The batter's wooden bat is a replacement (common): NM (With note to neck repair) ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $700.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 185 San Francisco, CA baseball decorated pewter flask c.1900. Early cased pewter flask features an engraved baseball batsman on the front with "S.F. CAL" in block lettering. Lidded casing reveals a screw top interior flask. Exhibits some general overall wear: VG-EX ($350.00-$450.00) $425.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 186 Rare baseball decorated water pitcher by Villeroy & Boch c.1890-1900. Handled porcelain pitcher measures 5 1/2" tall with a hand painted scene of an early baseball batsman on a side panel. Very clean condition overall. Stamped by Villeroy & Boch on the base: NM ($750.00-$1,000.00) $600.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 187 Baseball decorated porcelain stein c.1880s. Ornate handled stein features a player illustrative scene on one side with cobalt blue background. 7" tall with a minor rim chip at the bottom edge: EX-MT ($750.00-$1,000.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 188 Rare baseball figural inkwell c.1900-1910. Ornate silverplated baseball figural inkwell features a full catcher figure at the center with numerous baseball bat and ball appointments. Blown glass ink jars retain their original lids with baseball shaped finials. 7" long, marked "Derby Silver Co." on the bottom. Baseball decorative inkwells of this period are fairly scarce with the offered example rating as one of the finest we have handled: EX-MT ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $1,800.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 189 Chicago BBC baseball figural oil lamp base c.1880s. Cast metal baseball figural pitcher with "C" on the front of its bib front style jersey. 8" tall retaining a portion of its original gilt paint under a coat of vintage silver wash: VG-EX ($500.00-$750.00) $450.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 190 Yale baseball decorative porcelain water pitcher c.1905. Stunning oversized 12" tall handled porcelain water pitcher with a hand painted Yale baseball scene on the front panel. Overall condition remains outstanding, retaining vibrant original color with no cracks or repairs. First example of this exact style that we have handled: NM ($1,500.00-$2,000.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 191 Heubach German bisque porcelain baseball figurine c.1880s. Large 12" tall hand painted German bisque porcelain statue of a Victorian era baseball pitcher. Very clean overall with some light inpainting to a chip repair on the bill of the hat: EX-MT ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) DNS
 
See a Picture of this Item 192 D&M figural baseball trophy c.1910-15. Regal two handled loving cup style trophy stands 17" tall with an early baseball pitcher figural at the top of the lid. D&M Sporting Goods Co. "Lucky Dog" logo is embossed on the finely turned base, which is seated atop a wooden plinth. The wooden base appears to have been repainted: EX-MT ($750.00-$1,250.00) $475.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 193 All-American Stars Oriental Tour baseball decorative porcelain platter c.1908-09. Beautiful hand painted porcelain platter depicts a uniformed baseball player atop a baseball with Tour destinations listed incl. Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Manila. Notated at the bottom in black paint, "Mike A. Fisher Nov. 3, 1908 Jesse L. Woods Feb. 10, 1909". 11" long in fine original condition: EX-MT ($500.00-$750.00) $2,900.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 194 Mission Oak baseball carved display piece c.1910. Original hand carved Mission Oak style panel with a full baseball game scene was taken from a period settee bench. Subtle detail is visible throughout the piece including grandstands, picket fence, and even a cow in the background. 9"x38" retaining its original surface with color tinted grass and trees. This carving is known to exist in its original form as part of a three piece parlor suite believed to have been manufactured in the New York area around 1910. Fine period wall display piece with desirable Arts & Crafts movement design: EX ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $2,400.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 195 Wilson baseball trophy with Babe Ruth style figural c.1930s. Silverplated columnar style trophy stands 17" tall with a figural batter finial in the manner of Babe Ruth. "Wilson Trophy" is engraved on the base with floral swag garniture: EX ($500.00-$750.00) $325.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 196 E-Z Ball Gum coin operated gumball machine c.1920s. Cast iron machine retains its original olive green paint. Blown glass bowl sits atop the machine base with a cardboard baseball decorative sign at the top. The sign is a reproduction of the rarely seen original celluloid marquis sign originally manufactured for the machine. 21" tall. The machine appears to be in working order but the dispensing lever does not fully operate. Colorful period display piece: EX ($750.00-$1,000.00) $500.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 197 Hi-Fly baseball coin operated machine c.1930s. Painted wooden cased coin operated game with colorful baseball graphics on the interior playing field. Exterior casing retains its original painted baseball graphics and cast iron player lever. 21" tall with some wear to the base of one side panel. Original lock to the back trap door is missing: EX ($1,000.00-$1,500.00) $850.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 198 1952 "The Winning Team" marquis banner. Large 26"x158" original marquis banner advertising the premier of the famed baseball motion picture "The Winning Team" starring Ronald Reagan and Doris Day. The movie was about the life of troubled Hall of Fame pitcher G.C. Alexander and was one of the more popular baseball themed movies of its era. Reddish pink satin banner remains in original condition with some general surface wear incl. a few small slits and areas of minor scuffing. The far left end of the banner has a 7" tear which remains complete and could be restored if so desired. "Tivoli Now" lettering appears at the bottom right corner indicating its premier at the legendary Tivoli Theatre in St. Louis. Unique period baseball related motion picture item in a rare medium given its original purpose and fragility: VG ($2,000.00-$3,000.00) $1,300.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 199 Vintage stadium turnstile c.1940-50s. Original metal turnstile remaining in working order with original light green paint and chrome return bar. Marked "Perry Mfg. Co.". Stadium origin is unknown; great visual display item: EXI ($750.00-$1,000.00) $650.00
 
See a Picture of this Item 200 Vintage peanut vending machine c.1920-30s. Handsome painted tin and glass peanut vending machine remains in outstanding original condition. Retains its original "Bri-nees" painted advertising glass display panels along the base which are back lit (lighting remains in working order). Faux wood grain painted tin body remains incredibly clean with minimal surface wear. 18" long, 12" deep, 20" tall: EX/MT-NM ($1,500.00-$2,000.00) $750.00
 
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